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Goold: New Cards coach Shildt keeping Kissell’s ideas alive | St. Louis Cardinals |

Each of the Double-A Springfield managers before Shildt had received the little black book with “GK” on the cover. Ron “Pop” Warner, now in the majors as an assistant coach, keeps his in a safe. He returns to it to be reminded of George, or when he finds himself repeating words he heard from George as a player. (“Being a baseball player means you need to be a sponge,” Warner repeated recently. “If you’re not, you’re a rock, and you sink. We can’t be rocks.”) There are pages of “Georgisms” — that’s what it says — that his son recreated in the book.

“Destroy the first pitch before it destroys you.”

“It’s a Cardinal sin to make the first or last out at third!”

Yes, the C is capitalized.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2017 at 10:29 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, george kissell, the cardinal way, the orioles way

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   1. The Duke Posted: June 19, 2017 at 12:34 PM (#5478609)
Kissell must not have done base-running. Somebody could make a fortune teaching the major league team about base-running and base-stealing.
   2. base ball chick Posted: June 19, 2017 at 12:42 PM (#5478615)
the baserunning on that team is SO bad i got no words that are g-rated to describe how bad. and these are not all AAA callups neither. what the heck happened to them?
   3. Bruce Markusen Posted: June 19, 2017 at 11:13 PM (#5478974)
Kissell died in 2008, so I don't think his teaching had much of an impact on the current players.
   4. Joe Bivens Recognizes the Kenyan Precedent Posted: June 19, 2017 at 11:25 PM (#5478977)
Uncle Freddie's dead?


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